Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement

Work this Week
October 3 - 7, 2022

Anticipated construction activities and traffic impacts for the week of 10/3/2022 include:

US 40 west of Peoria Road

  • US 40 bridge over a drainage approximately one mile west of Peoria Road (I-70 exit 322) is CLOSED through October 2022
  • Install bridge rail
  • Place road base
  • Install topsoil

US 40 west of Deer Trail

  • US 40 bridge over a drainage approximately one mile west of Ivy Street is CLOSED through October 2022
  • Install concrete bridge approaches
  • Place bridge curb
  • Place embankment material

All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

US 40 Deer Trail and Peoria project map

About the Project:

Ten timber bridges throughout the region will be removed and replaced with concrete bridges or box culverts. Roadway pavement on the bridge approaches will be removed and replaced. Outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet across each bridge or box culvert. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, access modifications, and upgraded signage and striping. Drivers should expect full roadway closures for each bridge replacement.

Phase 1 bridges on US 36 and US 40 in Arapahoe and Weld Counties are nearing completion. More information can be found under the Phase 1 Quick Link.

Phase 2 work starts in mid-October. The first bridge location is on US 6 east of Brush (mile point 372.75), which is approximately one mile east of the Interstate 76/US 6 interchange.


Work Schedule

  • February through June 2022: Reconstruct US 36 bridge near Byers and US 40 bridge near Agate
  • June through November 2022: Reconstruct US 40 bridge near Peoria and US 40 bridge near Deer Trail
  • Mid-October through December 2022: Reconstruct US 6 bridge east of Brush (MM 372.75

Traffic Impacts

  • US 40 bridge over a drainage approximately one mile west of Peoria Road (I-70 exit 322) is CLOSED through October 2022
  • US 40 bridge over a drainage approximately one mile west of Ivy Street is CLOSED through October 2022

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 million
  • Contractor: Lawrence Construction
  • Timeline: January - December 2022
  • Location: 4 locations along I-70 frontage roads (US 36 / US 40) between Strasburg and Agate